Miami781 wrote:My parents are pretty wealthy and probably will pay for 85 percent of my law school, with that said I love my parents and feel terrible doing this so want to make sure I can pay them back one day.
Also want to go to the best school possible,
I also want to make a feed relating to a comment a professor made on friday that "less people can afford law school thus it is now easier to get into a T14" however I fear the response of the fellow TLS forum members
Sorry - my comments were due to the fact that I thought you meant you were taking 200K in debt meaning loans, not debt as in debt to your parents. I thought you meant you were going to graduate undergrad and have to start paying back 200k in loans that were accruing interest or graduate and go straight to law school only to take out another 200k, ultimately ending up with 400k in just the principal + origination fees + interest accrued and accruing...which even making 160K straight out of law school would be a very frightening level of debt to face!
haha at your professor's comment...that's a pretty bold statement! I think you could also look at it from a different perspective, in that since law school is so expensive, most people are trying to maximize their potential future earnings by applying to the best school they can, as opposed to say a local school that once may have landed them a decent paying job, but no longer has promising employment stats in the future. I would imagine in this situation it may be more difficult to get into a T14. Just looking at it from a different perspective...no idea honestly whether it is easier or more difficult now. Always speculation...